Tech Law Scholars Application Information
application for incoming students
The primary application window for the Tech Law Scholars incoming class has closed. If you have been admitted to Georgetown and would like to be considered for the program, please email TechInstitute@law.georgetown.edu to learn if there are remaining open slots. The 2018 application for incoming 1L students is available here.
SPECIAL application for rising 2Ls and second-year part-time students
Update April 2018: The Tech Law Scholars Program is opening a limited number of spaces for rising 2Ls, and second year part-time students to join the program for Fall 2018. Accepted students will participate in the Tech Law & Scholars II Seminar during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters, and must otherwise meet the requirements of Tech Law Scholars program before they graduate (described below). The deadline to apply is June 17, 2018. The 2018 application for rising 2Ls and second-year part-time students is available here.
The Technology Law and Policy Scholars program gives students the opportunity to engage in rigorous academic work, to develop their technological skills, and to deepen their understanding of policy debates related to new and emerging technologies.
Scholars will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on environment, pairing practical experience with a solid theoretical foundation. They will graduate with a deep understanding of the technological challenges and opportunities that face our world today.
The Tech Scholars program selects up to 22 students per year, admitted prior to their 1L year. Full time and part-time J.D. students are welcome to apply.
Applications are made following admission to the J.D. program, by submitting a supplemental personal statement that expresses the student’s interest in the program and how participating in the program would further the student’s professional and personal goals.
Tech Scholars participate in two year-long seminars in their 1L and 2L years. The 1L seminar exposes Scholars to key institutions and organizations that shape technology law and policy, through visitor presentations and faculty-coordinated field trips to federal agencies, Congress, the courts, or private sector and non-profit organizations. The 2L seminar takes a deep dive into current ethical, constitutional and policy issues relating to technology through bi-weekly sessions taught by members of Georgetown’s technology law faculty.
The 1L seminar is not taken for credit, and takes place on a biweekly basis on Fridays, typically from 12-2 p.m. (the schedule may change for certain site visits). The 2L seminar awards 1 credit per semester, and takes place on a biweekly basis on Fridays from 9-11 a.m. Part-time J.D. students will need to plan their schedules accordingly.
In addition to the 1L and 2L seminars, Tech Scholars are required to take one Core Course, two Advanced Courses, and four credits in Clinical or Skills-Based classes from the Technology Law curriculum. A current list of such classes is available here. Scholars must complete their Upper Level Writing Requirement in a course related to technology law and policy.
Upon entering the program, Tech Scholars are paired with a faculty advisor from Georgetown's technology faculty who will serve as a resource during the Scholar's law school career. Scholars are invited to participate in faculty-student lunches and a special orientation event each year.
- List of courses that qualify for Tech Scholars program requirements
- List of Georgetown's technology faculty
- Application for Tech Scholars class entering in Fall 2018 - Incoming 1L students
- Application for Tech Scholars class entering in Fall 2018 - Rising 2L and second-year evening students
- Contact address to submit applications: TechInstitute@law.georgetown.edu
- Contact address for questions about the program: TechInstitute@law.georgetown.edu